byKeith, Kevin, author; McAllister, Heath, author; United States. Bureau of Land Management. Ridgecrest Field Office; United States. Bureau of Land Management. California State Office
The purpose of this monitoring is to quantify the effects of OHV trails on desert vegetation. Many kinds of disturbances can affect both the diversity and abundance of vegetation. OHV trails are linear disturbances where all vegetation has been removed. Besides the obvious loss of vegetation in the trail itself, there may also be subtler changes along the edge of the trail. These changes may include differences in total plant cover, as well as changes in the relative abundance of different... Topics: Off-road vehicles, All terrain vehicles, Vegetation monitoring, Conservation biology, Public lands,...